Posted Jan 30, 2021 by Michael L. Brown

For the last four years, those of us who voted for Donald Trump and who identify as committed followers of Jesus have been asked incessantly, “How could you vote for him? If you truly believe in what is written in Scripture, how could you vote for a man like Trump?” Now, the tables are turned, and that same question must be asked of those who identify as committed followers of Jesus and who voted for Joe Biden. How could you do it? Did you not see the radical, destructive, anti-Christian policy decisions he would make?

As for the justification of our vote for Trump, our argument has been simple: We agreed that Trump’s character and personality could be negative and destructive. But we hoped that the good policy decisions he would make, decisions of massive, life and death proportions, would outweigh his character flaws.

And so, when it came to fighting against the slaughter of the unborn, numbering more than 60 million to date in America since 1973, Trump was our clear choice over Hillary Clinton or Biden. Jesus cares about “the least of these,” which most certainly includes the defenseless babies in the womb.

When it came to preserving our religious liberties and our freedoms of conscience and speech, Trump was our clear, hands-down choice.

When it came to standing up to radical Islam or facing down tyrannical China, Trump was our definite preference.

One of my colleagues in the Middle East recently told me how the bloodbath which took more than 650,000 lives during the Obama administration virtually stopped with Donald Trump.

My friend recounted to me the horrific torture and abuse of women in his region at the hands of Islamic extremists, including their repeated gang rapes (and worse). In his mind, Trump was a champion who helped put a stop to such horrors.

A Chinese émigré to Australia told me early last year that he was terribly afraid of President Xi and saw Trump as a hero, especially as Trump stood with the Hong Kong protesters.

These are spiritual, moral, and humanitarian issues of great importance to us as evangelicals, and so we appreciated Trump’s courageous stands.

Needless to say, the same Israelis who felt betrayed by the Obama administration were profoundly grateful to Trump for canceling the Iranian nuclear accords, knowing the real dangers of that terrible deal.

Were all these gains worth the negative effects of the Trump presidency? In the end, did he do more harm than good? Did he help evangelical causes while damaging the evangelical cause? Did he advance the things we stood for while degrading and defiling us in the process?

Those are fair questions to ask, and I respect those who answer in the negative. That’s also why I always respected those Christians who could not vote for either candidate in conscience before God.

But for those Christians who voted for Biden, were you not aware that he would be the most aggressively pro-abortion president in our history (with an even more radical vice president by his side)?

Are you surprised that he not only invalidated the Mexico City Policy but has also revoked the Hyde Amendment, all by executive fiat? If you consider yourself pro-life, can you look me in the eye and say, “I’m glad I helped empower President Biden make these life-destroying decisions”? Can you say, “I’m glad every American taxpayer will be forced to fund abortion with the help of my vote”?

Are you surprised that Biden signed into law a radical transgender bill that has even caused consternation among gay, feminist, and transgender leaders and individuals? Do you feel good about the fact that by voting for him, you have negatively impacted women and girls throughout the country, as well as strengthened Big Tech’s crack down on our freedoms?

Are you surprised that there is already great concern within Israel that Biden might derail the amazing peace progress made by the Trump administration? Were you unaware that he might well give back to terroristic Iran a potential path to nuclear armament?

And can you really applaud his powerful call to unity in his inauguration speech when his executive actions on his first day in office were so highly divisive and even destructive?

We all have to vote our own consciences, and I have no problem at all with those who questioned how a conservative Christian could vote for Trump. As a two-time Trump voter, I too have asked if our relationship with him would prove to be a match made in heaven or a marriage with hell. Did we make the right choice, or did we strike a bargain with devil?

But just as I welcomed those who questioned my vote for Trump, I urge every Christian who voted for Biden to welcome my questions now.

Did you not hear us when we warned about his radical, leftist agenda, only a portion of which was highlighted here? And if you did know these were his plans, can you really justify your vote?

So, here’s my totally unsolicited (and perhaps unwanted) advice.

If you voted for Biden, how about a little less self-righteous posturing towards those of us who voted for Trump?

How about all of us acknowledge that the hope for America will not be found in our elected officials but in the gospel, not just preached but lived out?

And how about we all agree to meet at the foot of the cross in humility and repentance, determined to make a fresh start there?


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Daniel434 posted a comment · Feb 05, 2021
Not a word about the Uighar Holocaust? Not a word about anti-semitism at the hight point by the end of Trump's term? Not a word about Trump single handedly undermining the foundations of Democracy and fomenting an insurrection? Not a word about the Kurds? Was Joe But worth it? You bet. You continue to rationalize your Trump support and I find it mind boggling.
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gerald a posted a comment · Feb 05, 2021
The negative Christian critiques of Pres. Trump tended to parallel those of anti-Trump non-Christian conservatives, in that they were remarkably and consistently vague and lacking in specifics or any clear explanation of what was supposed to be solved by his departure. I infer that his departure was not to achieve any clearly defined useful objectives. Rather his departure seems to have been an end in itself. It seems that he just made them uncomfortable, they couldn't stand him etc. Some of them also seem to have absorbed fake news from the main stream media. For example there was the Christianity Today "elite evangelical" writer who believed his (first) impeachment was proper. Literally no evidence was ever presented that he did what he what he was accused of - although the media reports (and lying by Schiff) created the impression there was.
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Reinhold T posted a comment · Feb 02, 2021
Good questions for both Trump and Biden voters. The fact is any reasoned Christian vote is bound to be conflicted. The argument for Trump is of course his policies. The counterargument made by Elizabeth Neumann is that Trump's character flaws were so great so as to prioritize voting him out of office and then debate policy questions afterwards. Dr Brown mentioned Trump's irresponsible comments towards Gretchen Whitmer, which turned out to be only a preview to January 6. I would like to see Dr Brown take up the question as to whether January 6 was merely one negative among many positives or the event validating all the concerns expressed over the last 5 years.
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skris88 posted a comment · Feb 02, 2021
It's rare to see a Trump voter admit Trump was imperfect, as is Biden. No human is perfect and we all have to carry our demons.  Trump's misdemeanors are obvious, Biden's hidden.  Is Trump stupid with the words he chooses to utter, or just evil?  I would choose stupid.  Cos he is childish, arrogant and self-serving before everything else.  But the policies of Conservatives were upheld these past 4 years, even while unfortunately denying man-made climate-change (perhaps in some way enabling the end of the world "by fire"?) But the bigger danger is that Progressives do not understand the evils they are espousing by destroying authority ("defund Police") and the value of One Man One Woman For Life families.  We can only pray to God for deliverance from evil! 
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victor posted a comment · Feb 02, 2021
As a Christian who opposes abortion, I've always wondered why the Church doesn't seem to talk as much against the sins of fornication and adultery as it does against abortion. They are all sins in God's eyes. Isn't it a fact that most abortions are committed by fornicators and adulterers? So in a way, abortion is the fruit, while fornication and adultery are the roots. The Church in some ways has turned a blind eye to the sins of fornication and adultery. Let the Church arise and equally condemn the sins of fornication and adultery as it rightly condemns the sin of abortion.
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Swkh310 posted a comment · Feb 01, 2021
This Christian, who didn’t vote FOR Biden but rather voted AGAINST a deranged demagogue, understands that there is no such thing as a perfect candidate.
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BibleFan13 posted a comment · Jan 31, 2021
Biden promotes policies that reduce abortion demand; Republicans oppose such policies. This may be one reason why the number of abortions in the USA dropped every year that Obama was President, and rose after Trump became President. It's proven fact that making birth control and sex education more accessible to women reduces abortion demand. Dr. Brown, even if you disagree, why not talk about what actually makes the number of abortions go down?
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RAS posted a comment · Jan 31, 2021
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.